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    Danny McBride, Logan Marshall-Green & Ahna O'Reilly Join James Franco's 'As I Lay Dying'

    For all his prolific work across a number of mediums, James Franco's ability to write and direct is, for the most part, still an unknown quantity. He's done a few shorts, and two documentaries, but his three feature films so far -- the comedy "The Ape," the Sal Mineo biopic "S...

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    Watch: James Franco Directs Samsung Galaxy Note Ad Starring James Franco

    Well, you gotta give the folks over at advertising firm Cheil USA a hand, because if you're going to come up with a campaign around the Samsung Galaxy Note touting its multitasking capabalities, there are few celebrities more equipped to deliver that message than James Franco. Hell, in the past ...

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    It's Jason Statham Vs. James Franco In The Sylvester Stallone-Penned Actioner 'Homefront'

    The last few actioners in Jason Statham's CV have been pretty disappointing, box office-wise. But can you blame the audience? It's hard to find the proper enemy for the musclebound Brit, with him taking out Aiden GIllen in "Blitz," smacking up faceless mafia goons in "Safe" and eating Clive Owen's l...

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    Watch: Eye-Popping Trailer For Sam Raimi's 'Oz The Great And Powerful'

    Comic-Con kicked off in full force today, and you don't have to be in San Diego to get the goodies. Not long after they showed off a sizzle reel to the crowd in Hall H, Disney went ahead and dumped the first trailer for "Oz The Great And Powerful" online, and yeah, it's actually pr...

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    James Franco To Team With 'I Want Your Love' Helmer Travis Mathews On "Homo-Sex-Art-FIlm"

    After delving into the world of erotic gay cinema with his film school short adaptation of Anthony Hecht's "Feast Of Stephen," which portrayed one man's viewing of a pick-up basketball game in New York, all around multi-hyphenate James Franco has now set up a teaming with film...

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    James Franco To Do Another Weird TV Guest Star Arc, Starting June 29th on 'Hollywood Heights'

    Leave it to James Franco to find another weird way back to the small screen. The actor/author/artist/grad student/so on got his breakout playing Daniel Desario in Paul Feig and Judd Apatow's excellent "Freaks and Geeks" in 1999-2000. Most of his TV appearances since then have...

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    Multi-Tasker James Franco Reviews 'Snow White and the Huntsman,' Gives a Much-Maligned Kristen Stewart Her Due

    In an op-ed column and half-review of "Snow White and the Huntsman" for The Huffington Post, James Franco reveals his academic training as he writes about his hard-working Nana, looks at the emotional standards of live-action vs. animation, and sticks up for Kristen Stewart, whose Snow White many cr...

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    James Franco's Semi-Opinion on 'Girls'

    At the Huffington Post, James Franco offers "a dude's take on 'Girls'" that's more notable for the fact that it's coming from a famous guy who got his start in another Judd Apatow project, "Freaks and Geeks," than for what he actually ends up saying, though he...

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    Jessica Chastain, Mila Kunis, Olivia Wilde & More To Feature In James Franco-Led Anthology Films Based On Poets C.K. Williams & Stephen Dobyns

    Already the out-and-out definition of a entertainment multi-hyphenate, poetry is something that also evidently flows in James Franco's blood, and is a world he loves to delve into for his film projects. Franco has made several shorts based on poems, including works by Anthony Hecht ("T...

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    Tribeca Review: Shouted, Not Stirred: The Imperturbable James Franco

    James Franco is inescapable. The actor/writer/student/etc. is to movies what the recently deceased NY Met Gary Carter was to paid endorsements. He’s everywhere.

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